Watch live stream of corpse flower blooming at NC State

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The rare titan arum is commonly known as the corpse flower due to the odor of its flower. Many people describe it as smelling like rotting flesh.

There's one preparing to bloom at N.C. State's campus. The nearly six foot tall plant is expected to unfold a flower around 3-feet wide sometime this week.

Watch a live stream below.

The whole process took about 13 years.

The plant is housed on campus in a greenhouse conservatory that doubles as a classroom, so the public won't be able to check it out in-person.

Read more about it from N.C. State